Severn Trent has enrolled 61 young people into its latest apprenticeship programme.
The new intake includes six from Leicestershire, aged from 16 to 30, three of them joining operation programmes, two learning engineering maintenance and one embarking on a carrier as a senior network technician.
The water and sewage company, which serves 4.5 million customers across the Midlands and into north and mid-Wales, received more than 3,000 applications for its scheme, which offers successful applicants the opportunity to combine hands-on experience with studying, while earning a salary.
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Mark Smith, learning and development advisor from Severn Trent, said: “We’re really proud of our apprenticeship programme, and we’re really excited to be welcoming in more apprentices who are all ready to start their careers with Severn Trent.
“Whether you’re fresh out of school, or fancy a career change, our programmes are designed to deliver learning while also developing individuals, giving our apprentices hands-on experience in an industry that’s constantly evolving.”
He said the business has doubled the number of options available to apprentices by offering eight different schemes, including programmes in finance, group commercial and project management, alongside the previous operational and engineering schemes.
Apprentices can spend up to three years learning and developing with the company, working in various placements across the region, where at the end of the scheme they’ll be guaranteed a role in their speciality.
For more information on Severn Trent’s apprentice scheme, click here.